Schedule for Round 1 of 2013 NHL Playoffs Set

Late Sunday night, the National Hockey League released the game and broadcast schedule for the conference quarterfinal round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck drops on Tuesday, April 30th as matchups begin between Chicago/Minnesota, Anaheim/Detroit and St. Louis/Los Angeles.

As for the four Canadian teams in action, the Vancouver Canucks (3rd) kick things off at home on Wednesday as they host the San Jose Sharks (6th). Despite a trend of dominance in years past, the Sharks have had the edge in head-to-head play in this abbreviated season, winning all three regular season games (2 in regulation, one in a shootout). Both teams will have a lot to prove going into the playoffs.

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On Thursday, the other three Canadian teams get going on their series, with an all-Canadian matchup between the Ottawa Senators (7th) and Montreal Canadiens (2nd) at the Bell Centre, and an Original Six series between the Boston Bruins (4th) and Toronto Maple Leafs (5th).

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Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks Playoff Tickets now on sale

It’s the time of year that hockey fans wait for. And for playoff-starved Toronto Maple Leafs fans, they’ve been waiting longer than most.

That wait is finally over.

Playoff tickets for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks went on sale today. For Canucks fans, the playoffs have become something they’ve grown accustomed to, having won five straight Northwest Division titles and back-to-back President’s Trophies in 2011 and 2012.
However, this marks the first time that Leafs Nation has entered the postseason since the 2004-2005 lockout (yes, the LAST lockout before this year’s). Needless to say, Leafs fans are excited. So excited, that is, that the CN Tower will glow blue during playoff games and fans have created a petition to turn it into a giant red goal light. These are jubilant times in Leaf Land to say the least. is your source for NHL playoff tickets to any of the 16 teams – We are Never Sold Out!

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ShowTime Tickets attends the 2013 Vancouver Tourism Showcase

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ShowTime Tickets was proud to be a presenting member at the 13th annual Vancouver Tourism Showcase on April 24, 2013, hosted by the BC Les Clefs d’Or organization and Tourism Vancouver. Taking place at the gorgeous Vancouver Convention Centre, the four-hour showcase displayed the best services, attractions and products that the Vancouver tourism industry had to offer. In attendance were local hotel concierges, representatives from tourism industry businesses, and ShowTime’s own Jon and Candace.
As a leading ticket broker in Canada, ShowTime Tickets was proud to promote our affiliate and concierge partnership programs to local businesses and hotel reps. We also encouraged visitors to our booth to sign up for our hotel and affiliate newsletter lists to stay in the loop for the latest offers and ticketed events coming to Vancouver.
All in all, it was a very successful day for us, with plenty of new connections made and previous relationships were rekindled. Now to sort through the dozens and dozens of business cards we exchanged!

2013-2014 Seattle Seahawks, NFL Schedule Released

Seattle Seahawks fans probably got just a bit more antsy for the new season as the National Football League released its full 2013-2014 regular season schedule late last week.
Following a breakout season by rookie QB Russell Wilson, the 2013-2014 campaign will begin with the Seahawks on the road against the Carolina Panthers on September 8th. Week 2 marks the home opener at CenturyLink Field on September 15 against Super Bowl runner-ups the San Francisco 49ers.
The rest of the Seahawks’ home schedule is as follows:
Sun, Sep 15 – San Francisco 49ers @ 8:30 PM
Sun, Sep 22 – Jacksonville Jaguars @ 4:25 PM
Sun, Oct 13 – Tennessee Titans @ 4:05 PM
Sun, Nov 03 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ 4:05 PM
Sun, Nov 17 – Minnesota Vikings @ 4:25 PM
Mon, Dec 02 – New Orleans Saints @ 8:40 PM
Sun, Dec 22 – Arizona Cardinals @ 4:05 PM
Sun, Dec 29 – St. Louis Rams @ 4:25 PM

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National Hockey League to add more outdoor games to 2013-2014 schedule

Love the Winter Classic? There will be six of them next year.

TSN reported today that the National Hockey League intends to sign contracts with four additional stadiums to host outdoor games. In addition to the Winter Classic at Michigan’s Big House on January 1st, 2014 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, five other outdoor games will be added to the regular season schedule.

Those dates are:

  • January 25, 2014 – Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings, Dodger Stadium
  • January 26, 2014 – New York Islanders @ New York Rangers, Yankee Stadium
  • January 29, 2014 – New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers, Yankee Stadium
  • March 1, 2014 – Pittsburgh Penguins @ Chicago Blackhawks, Soldier Field
  • March 2, 2014 – Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks, BC Place
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    Paul McCartney announces more U.S. shows in Out There Tour

    Following a hugely successful series of fall concerts in 2012, Sir Paul McCartney is back on the road this spring. The Out There Tour contains relatively few dates with just seven cities announced to date, but it looks like the 70-year old former Beatle is far from calling it a music career.

    The U.S. 2013 Out There Tour dates are as follows:
    May 18 – Orlando, FL, Amway Center *Newly announced
    May 22 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Arena
    May 26 – Memphis, TE, FedEx Forum *Newly announced
    May 29 – Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
    July 9 – Boston, MA, Fenway Park
    July 12 – Washington, D.C., Nationals Park
    July 19 – Seattle, WA, Safeco Field *Newly announced

    Tickets to the Orlando, Memphis and Seattle dates go on sale this Friday, and are also available for pre-order on our website.

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    Draw is set for Canada-Italy Davis Cup quarterfinal

    The stage is set for some Canadian tennis history to be made, as the match-ups for this weekend’s Davis Cup quarterfinal between Canada and Italy were announced today.
    Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil will play the singles matches on Friday and Sun, and the duo of Daniel Nestor and Pospisil will play the doubles match on Saturday. Jesse Levine will be a late substitute for Frank Dancevic for Team Canada, as Dancevic suffered a knee injury that is forcing him out of the tournament.

    The match-ups for this weekend are as follows:

    Friday (Singles) – Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA), Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
    Saturday (Doubles) – Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Daniele Bracciali/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
    Sunday (Singles) – Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA), Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
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    The Rolling Stones release Spring 2013 concert tour dates

    After months of speculation, we finally know when and where Mick Jagger and the boys will be touring this spring.

    The much-anticipated announcement was made this morning that nine North American cities, as well as two in England, will host the Rolling Stones and the 50 and Counting tour. The Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary last year with five concert dates in London, New York and New Jersey last year, as well as a new compilation album titled GRRR!.

    The new tour dates kick off in Los Angeles (date TBA due to the NHL and NBA playoffs), and run from May until June. Toronto was the only Canadian city on the list of concerts announced today.

    Tickets for the Rolling Stones new dates went on presale today, with general onsales taking place April 8th.

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    50 and Counting Tour dates:
    TBA – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
    May 5 – Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
    May 8 – San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion
    May 11 – Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
    May 15 – Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
    May 25 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
    May 28 – Chicago, IL, United Center
    May 31 – Chicago, IL, United Center (newly announced on April 5)
    June 6 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre (newly announced on April 5)
    June 12 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
    June 18 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center